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Table 502.10. Occupation of employed persons 25 years old and over, by highest level of educational attainment and sex: 2018 and 2019
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Sex and occupation Total employed
(in thousands)
Percentage distribution, by highest level of educational attainment
Total Less than
high school
completion
High school
completion
(includes
equivalency)
College
Some college,
no degree
Associate's
degree
Bachelor's
degree
Master's or
higher degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
2018                                            
All persons 135,851   (365.3) 100.0 7.0   (0.12) 25.1   (0.24) 15.5   (0.16) 11.1   (0.14) 25.7   (0.25) 15.5   (0.18)
Management, professional, and related 59,266   (439.8) 100.0 1.2   (0.07) 9.5   (0.21) 10.5   (0.21) 10.1   (0.20) 37.6   (0.34) 31.1   (0.32)
Management, business, and financial operations 24,827   (277.4) 100.0 2.1   (0.14) 14.2   (0.42) 13.1   (0.33) 9.1   (0.30) 39.8   (0.50) 21.6   (0.42)
Professional and related 34,439   (323.0) 100.0 0.5   (0.06) 6.1   (0.21) 8.7   (0.27) 10.8   (0.29) 36.0   (0.45) 37.9   (0.45)
Education, training, and library 9,187   (175.7) 100.0 0.6   (0.13) 5.8   (0.42) 6.7   (0.42) 5.9   (0.39) 34.4   (0.76) 46.7   (0.90)
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 604   (41.2) 100.0 1.8 ! (0.75) 11.3   (1.83) 15.4   (2.47) 13.9   (1.95) 40.2   (2.98) 17.3   (2.68)
Elementary and middle school teachers 3,540   (97.2) 100.0   (†) 2.4   (0.44) 2.7   (0.44) 2.8   (0.41) 44.0   (1.21) 48.1   (1.34)
Secondary school teachers 1,135   (59.4) 100.0   (†) 1.3 ! (0.51) 2.6 ! (0.84) 1.5 ! (0.59) 35.9   (2.33) 58.6   (2.37)
Special education teachers 411   (31.1) 100.0   (†) 3.2 ! (1.04) 3.8 ! (1.26) 3.4 ! (1.28) 30.9   (3.79) 57.8   (4.07)
Postsecondary teachers 1,279   (65.8) 100.0   (†)   (†) 1.9   (0.55) 1.5 ! (0.51) 12.2   (1.63) 84.2   (1.79)
Other education, training, and library workers 2,219   (79.2) 100.0 1.8   (0.45) 15.5   (1.22) 16.0   (1.24) 13.8   (1.12) 30.1   (1.57) 22.7   (1.44)
Service occupations 20,719   (221.4) 100.0 14.6   (0.38) 37.2   (0.49) 18.4   (0.41) 12.7   (0.38) 14.2   (0.42) 2.8   (0.18)
Sales and office occupations 27,253   (268.4) 100.0 3.7   (0.18) 29.2   (0.44) 22.5   (0.40) 12.9   (0.33) 26.0   (0.47) 5.7   (0.22)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 12,387   (162.3) 100.0 19.4   (0.50) 42.6   (0.74) 16.3   (0.50) 11.8   (0.50) 8.4   (0.47) 1.5   (0.17)
Production, transportation, and material moving 16,226   (213.8) 100.0 14.1   (0.48) 46.7   (0.66) 18.0   (0.49) 9.4   (0.38) 9.7   (0.37) 2.2   (0.18)

Males
72,248   (244.9) 100.0 8.4   (0.16) 27.7   (0.31) 15.5   (0.23) 9.6   (0.18) 24.5   (0.29) 14.2   (0.22)
Management, professional, and related 28,773   (280.9) 100.0 1.5   (0.11) 10.3   (0.29) 11.1   (0.32) 8.0   (0.26) 38.3   (0.44) 30.8   (0.43)
Management, business, and financial operations 13,768   (194.9) 100.0 2.6   (0.20) 15.2   (0.51) 13.3   (0.48) 7.8   (0.37) 39.6   (0.64) 21.4   (0.61)
Professional and related 15,006   (184.7) 100.0 0.5   (0.09) 5.7   (0.34) 9.0   (0.41) 8.2   (0.40) 37.1   (0.64) 39.5   (0.62)
Education, training, and library 2,526   (86.7) 100.0 0.4 ! (0.15) 3.6   (0.65) 6.0   (0.79) 4.2   (0.66) 31.1   (1.43) 54.7   (1.59)
Service occupations 8,790   (152.1) 100.0 14.8   (0.62) 36.4   (0.86) 18.2   (0.68) 11.5   (0.58) 16.1   (0.64) 2.9   (0.30)
Sales and office occupations 10,536   (167.7) 100.0 4.2   (0.32) 27.2   (0.66) 21.2   (0.65) 10.3   (0.50) 30.2   (0.78) 6.9   (0.38)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 11,814   (159.3) 100.0 19.1   (0.52) 43.3   (0.76) 16.2   (0.51) 11.9   (0.51) 8.0   (0.45) 1.4   (0.17)
Production, transportation, and material moving 12,334   (168.3) 100.0 13.2   (0.50) 47.6   (0.75) 18.4   (0.57) 9.3   (0.43) 9.4   (0.42) 2.2   (0.22)

Females
63,603   (231.6) 100.0 5.3   (0.14) 22.2   (0.29) 15.6   (0.21) 12.8   (0.21) 27.1   (0.33) 17.0   (0.23)
Management, professional, and related 30,493   (260.9) 100.0 0.9   (0.09) 8.8   (0.27) 10.0   (0.28) 12.0   (0.27) 37.0   (0.46) 31.3   (0.40)
Management, business, and financial operations 11,059   (165.8) 100.0 1.6   (0.18) 13.0   (0.55) 12.9   (0.49) 10.7   (0.46) 40.0   (0.78) 21.9   (0.54)
Professional and related 19,434   (218.9) 100.0 0.5   (0.08) 6.4   (0.28) 8.4   (0.33) 12.8   (0.36) 35.2   (0.55) 36.7   (0.54)
Education, training, and library 6,661   (133.0) 100.0 0.7   (0.16) 6.6   (0.51) 6.9   (0.47) 6.5   (0.45) 35.6   (0.92) 43.7   (0.97)
Service occupations 11,929   (149.0) 100.0 14.5   (0.45) 37.8   (0.65) 18.6   (0.54) 13.6   (0.50) 12.8   (0.50) 2.8   (0.23)
Sales and office occupations 16,717   (196.8) 100.0 3.4   (0.21) 30.5   (0.56) 23.3   (0.47) 14.4   (0.44) 23.4   (0.57) 5.0   (0.27)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 573   (36.0) 100.0 24.4   (2.64) 27.2   (2.70) 17.0   (2.32) 9.9   (1.79) 17.2   (2.84) 4.3   (1.28)
Production, transportation, and material moving 3,892   (99.7) 100.0 17.0   (0.89) 44.0   (1.25) 16.8   (0.95) 9.6   (0.79) 10.5   (0.86) 2.1   (0.38)

2019
                                           
All persons 137,478   (347.4) 100.0 6.8   (0.11) 25.1   (0.24) 15.1   (0.17) 11.1   (0.16) 26.1   (0.23) 15.9   (0.18)
Management, professional, and related 60,087   (407.3) 100.0 1.1   (0.07) 9.3   (0.20) 9.8   (0.21) 10.0   (0.20) 38.0   (0.33) 31.7   (0.33)
Management, business, and financial operations 25,465   (298.1) 100.0 2.0   (0.14) 13.4   (0.38) 13.0   (0.38) 9.2   (0.28) 40.0   (0.50) 22.4   (0.44)
Professional and related 34,622   (302.3) 100.0 0.4   (0.05) 6.4   (0.20) 7.4   (0.23) 10.6   (0.26) 36.6   (0.40) 38.6   (0.46)
Education, training, and library 9,050   (141.0) 100.0 0.4   (0.10) 5.8   (0.37) 6.0   (0.39) 5.5   (0.41) 34.6   (0.77) 47.7   (0.85)
Preschool and kindergarten teachers 611   (41.0) 100.0 1.3 ! (0.57) 11.1   (2.01) 9.7   (1.73) 17.1   (2.33) 44.3   (3.18) 16.6   (2.30)
Elementary and middle school teachers 3,580   (99.7) 100.0   (†) 2.4   (0.37) 2.1   (0.37) 2.3   (0.39) 41.5   (1.40) 51.4   (1.38)
Secondary school teachers 948   (51.6) 100.0   (†) 1.0 ! (0.43) 1.4 ! (0.59) 0.9 ! (0.43) 40.1   (2.63) 56.6   (2.67)
Special education teachers 337   (30.7) 100.0   (†)   (†) 4.5 ! (1.56)   (†) 37.2   (4.36) 54.8   (4.31)
Postsecondary teachers 1,281   (62.3) 100.0   (†) 0.5 ! (0.24) 1.4 ! (0.54) 1.8 ! (0.56) 14.1   (1.63) 82.3   (1.75)
Other education, training, and library workers 2,293   (72.3) 100.0 0.9 ! (0.32) 15.2   (1.15) 16.0   (1.25) 12.0   (1.17) 29.9   (1.56) 26.0   (1.60)
Service occupations 20,981   (238.1) 100.0 14.3   (0.38) 37.8   (0.54) 18.7   (0.48) 12.2   (0.37) 14.0   (0.42) 3.0   (0.17)
Sales and office occupations 27,638   (251.2) 100.0 3.7   (0.20) 29.1   (0.46) 21.9   (0.41) 12.7   (0.38) 26.4   (0.45) 6.2   (0.24)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 12,344   (182.8) 100.0 19.2   (0.65) 43.0   (0.85) 15.6   (0.50) 12.4   (0.51) 8.7   (0.45) 1.2   (0.16)
Production, transportation, and material moving 16,428   (217.4) 100.0 13.8   (0.45) 46.1   (0.70) 17.9   (0.50) 9.9   (0.38) 10.2   (0.37) 2.1   (0.20)

Males
72,785   (238.8) 100.0 8.3   (0.17) 27.6   (0.32) 15.0   (0.24) 9.8   (0.19) 24.9   (0.28) 14.4   (0.23)
Management, professional, and related 28,809   (288.7) 100.0 1.5   (0.11) 10.2   (0.30) 10.4   (0.34) 7.9   (0.25) 38.7   (0.44) 31.3   (0.45)
Management, business, and financial operations 14,106   (219.5) 100.0 2.5   (0.20) 14.4   (0.51) 13.4   (0.51) 8.1   (0.36) 39.7   (0.63) 22.0   (0.56)
Professional and related 14,703   (195.3) 100.0 0.5   (0.10) 6.1   (0.36) 7.4   (0.39) 7.8   (0.35) 37.8   (0.63) 40.3   (0.66)
Education, training, and library 2,356   (81.0) 100.0   (†) 3.7   (0.63) 4.3   (0.66) 4.1   (0.65) 31.6   (1.46) 55.9   (1.55)
Service occupations 8,725   (153.4) 100.0 14.6   (0.58) 36.7   (0.86) 18.3   (0.75) 11.1   (0.63) 16.2   (0.70) 3.1   (0.31)
Sales and office occupations 10,778   (167.3) 100.0 4.4   (0.32) 27.0   (0.69) 20.2   (0.63) 10.9   (0.47) 30.5   (0.75) 7.0   (0.39)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 11,760   (176.8) 100.0 18.7   (0.65) 43.4   (0.88) 15.8   (0.52) 12.5   (0.52) 8.3   (0.44) 1.2   (0.16)
Production, transportation, and material moving 12,712   (187.2) 100.0 13.0   (0.53) 46.8   (0.77) 18.3   (0.58) 10.0   (0.43) 9.8   (0.41) 2.1   (0.22)

Females
64,693   (240.5) 100.0 5.1   (0.13) 22.2   (0.26) 15.1   (0.22) 12.5   (0.23) 27.4   (0.31) 17.7   (0.24)
Management, professional, and related 31,278   (230.6) 100.0 0.7   (0.07) 8.6   (0.26) 9.3   (0.26) 11.9   (0.30) 37.4   (0.46) 32.1   (0.42)
Management, business, and financial operations 11,358   (169.0) 100.0 1.3   (0.16) 12.2   (0.49) 12.5   (0.54) 10.6   (0.45) 40.4   (0.75) 23.0   (0.64)
Professional and related 19,919   (198.7) 100.0 0.4   (0.06) 6.5   (0.27) 7.5   (0.26) 12.7   (0.37) 35.6   (0.54) 37.3   (0.55)
Education, training, and library 6,694   (116.4) 100.0 0.4   (0.09) 6.5   (0.47) 6.6   (0.46) 6.0   (0.46) 35.6   (0.95) 44.8   (0.96)
Service occupations 12,256   (177.4) 100.0 14.2   (0.44) 38.5   (0.68) 18.9   (0.55) 13.0   (0.47) 12.4   (0.49) 3.0   (0.23)
Sales and office occupations 16,860   (184.6) 100.0 3.3   (0.22) 30.4   (0.57) 23.0   (0.56) 13.9   (0.49) 23.8   (0.54) 5.7   (0.30)
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 583   (39.0) 100.0 29.5   (2.91) 33.1   (2.73) 10.7   (1.85) 9.6   (1.90) 15.5   (2.67) 1.5 ! (0.64)
Production, transportation, and material moving 3,716   (98.7) 100.0 16.7   (0.89) 43.7   (1.22) 16.6   (0.95) 9.5   (0.75) 11.4   (0.83) 2.2   (0.38)
†Not applicable.
!Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 and 50 percent.
‡Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases for a reliable estimate or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
NOTE: Data are based on sample surveys of the noninstitutionalized population, which excludes persons living in institutions (e.g., prisons or nursing facilities); this table includes only data on the civilian population (excludes all military personnel). Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2018 and 2019. (This table was prepared February 2020.)

2019 Tables and Figures All Years of Tables and Figures Most Recent Full Issue of the Digest